Family Matters- USFHP Blog

Go for Gold: Make Mental Wellness Number 1

Posted by USFHP on Sep 15, 2021 12:15:00 PM

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You are not alone. In the US, millions of people are affected by daily challenges such as stress and anxiety. In fact, one-in-five Americans experiences issues with mental wellness. 

Did you know? Half of all mental wellness issues begin by age 14. Unfortunately, less than 20% of children and adolescents with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need. 

Being proactive with your mental well-being should always take first place. Early support can help a child or family member before problems interfere with other needs.

While assessing your psychological status isn’t an easy science, many conditions have a unique set of symptoms overlapping multiple disorders. 

Common signs include: 

  • Feeling withdrawn for extended periods of time
  • Severe and/or risk taking behaviors
  • Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason
  • Excessive use of drugs or alcohol
  • Intense worries getting in the way of daily activities
  • Significant weight loss or gain

If you or a loved one is dealing with similar symptoms, reach out for help. Connecting with friends and family, joining a support group, and talking with a therapist are great ways to get started.

Visit or call 1-800-241-4848 for help finding a provider or assistance scheduling an appointment.

Topics: Health, mental wellness